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Monday, September 21st, 2015      Leave a Comment
The melting of the Arctic permafrost and the subsequent release of carbon dioxide and methane gas into the atmosphere will alone add an extra $43 trillion (£33tn) cost of climate change to the global economy by the end of the next century, scientists have calculated.

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2015-09-21 10:22:04
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
KOTZEBUE, Alaska (Reuters) - President Barack Obama got a taste of the U.S. Arctic on Wednesday, dropping in to two remote fly-in native villages in a journey the White House hopes will show how climate change is affecting Americans.
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2015-09-03 06:42:43
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
ANCHORAGE/JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit a community north of the Arctic Circle, a trek the White House hopes will bring into focus how climate change is affecting Americans.
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2015-09-02 06:21:37
Monday, August 17th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Barack Obama has been accused of contradicting his commitment to tackle climate change after Royal Dutch Shell was granted the final permit required for deep drilling into possible oil reserves in the Arctic.

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2015-08-17 18:43:06
Thursday, July 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - The United States, Russia and other Arctic nations signed an agreement on Thursday to bar their fishing fleets from fast-thawing seas around the North Pole, an agreement delayed more than a year by tensions over Ukraine.The accord, also signed in Oslo by the ambassadors of Canada, Norway and Denmark, is a response to global warming, which is melting sea ice in the central Arctic Ocean, an area the size of the Mediterranean
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2015-07-16 13:03:41
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - U.S. wildlife managers released on Thursday a draft plan for stemming the decline of polar bears threatened by melting Arctic sea ice linked to global warming, but the proposal hinges on reductions in greenhouse gas emissions that are far from assured.
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2015-07-02 21:52:04
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - Imperiled polar bears will see a population crash in most parts of the Arctic Ocean if global greenhouse gas emissions continue at current rates, causing accelerated melting of the sea ice the bruins depend on for survival, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday.
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2015-07-01 17:15:40
Saturday, May 30th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Sir Ranulph Fiennes, has added his voice to calls for urgent action to tackle climate change after seeing the effects of warming on the planet first-hand during trips to the Arctic.

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2015-05-30 15:46:29
Sunday, May 17th, 2015      Leave a Comment
The first drilling rig was met by a flotilla. On kayaks and other improvised rafts, hundreds of protesters took to the waters of Elliot Bay to oppose Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic.

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2015-05-17 13:54:13
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Attempts to artificially manipulate the Arctic climate by “whitening” the surface of the ocean in order to reflect sunlight back into space and so mimic the effect of lost sea ice are almost certainly doomed to fail, scientists said.

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2015-04-28 14:02:13
Friday, April 24th, 2015      Leave a Comment
IQALUIT, Nunavut (Reuters) - The eight Arctic Council nations pledged on Friday to do more to combat climate change that is shrinking the vast frigid region, with countries trying to put aside disputes over issues like Russia's intervention in Ukraine.
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2015-04-24 18:25:04